The Mittelplate Drilling and Production Island is located in the southern part of Schleswig-Holstein’s Wattenmeer National Park, proclaimed a sanctuary in 1985. The drilling-rig is one of the most modern drilling rigs in Europe today. It is deployed in the development of Germany largest oil field – the Mittelplate reservoir. The drilling rig, worth around 50 million euros, is specially equipped to allow it to operate in the ecologically sensitive Wattenmeer tidelands without harming the environment. (www.mittelplate.de).
In 2012 GTF Freese supplied the following marine flloring products and ship deck coverings to the platform owner of Mittelplate: